Category Archives: Club News 2018

2018 Coastal Challenge Open for Entries

The 2018 NDCC Bangor Coastal Challenge is now open for entries! NDCC are proud to offer a scenic coastal route of 100km around the Ards Peninsula which has few inclines and takes a break in Portaferry for lunch. So whether you are a serious cyclist or a novice wanting to cycle the distance for the first time the NDCC Bangor… Read more »

Spring Classics!

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Tour of Ards The Tour of Ards has been an early season fixture on the Ulster and Irish road racing calendar for almost 50 years. The 2018 race was held last Saturday in almost perfect weather conditions, producing a glorious Spring Classic spectacle. At nearly 90 miles, including three ascents of the gnarly Mountain Road near Portaferry, by any standard… Read more »

The McCann Cup 18/3/18

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The annual McCann Cup road race took place in dry, but bitterly cold conditions at Fintona on Sunday 18 March 2018. With a wind chill factor of -5 degrees and gusts of up to 45mph, this was a day for the most dedicated competitors. In the 60 mile A3 race, NDCC’s Paul McArthur, Johnny Webb and young Nathan Keown took… Read more »

Cyclists raise £6,600 for charity

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Local charities received a welcome boost with a combined donation of £6,600 from the North Down Cycling Club. The funds were raised through the annual NDCC Coastal Challenge, a 100km cycling event around the scenic Ards Peninsula. A presentation of cheques to six charities took place at Ballyholme, before the usual Saturday club runs. The recipients were: Samaritans, Bangor and… Read more »

Irish National Cyclo-Cross Championships 2018

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NDCC were represented by three intrepid riders at the 2018 Irish National Cyclo-cross Championships at Glencullen Adventure Park, County Dublin, on Sunday 14 January 2018. Ray Brownfield rode in the M40 race, with Kevin McDowell and Brendan Kirk riding in the over 50s. The cyclo-cross track at Glencullen had been converted from an old golf course (a sign of the… Read more »